Racing as it was born to be: 1960s raw footage of stock car races in the U.S.

The Lopata family, promoters of the Forge Invitational Musclecar Show, collected some of the rarest films in NASCAR history. Most of the collection was donated to the NASCAR Media Group earlier this year (see related article). Shown here, courtesy of Tim Lopata of The Forge Invitational Musclecar Classic, is raw footage of circa 1960s stock car racing.

Circa-1966 stock car footage from the Daytona 500. (Courtesy of the collection of Tim Lopata of The Forge Invitational Musclecar Classic).

Raw ca.-1960 footage of stock cars in the Riverside 500. (Courtesy of the collection of Tim Lopata of The Forge Invitational Musclecar Classic).

1960s racing thrills with Cobras and other 1960s exotic sports
cars at speed. Included: Shelby Cobras starting “three wide”
at Riverside. (Courtesy of the collection of Tim Lopata of The
Forge Invitational Musclecar Classic).

Circa-1965 USAC Stock Car series, with the final minute of
that segment featuring NASCAR from Hickory, N.C. (Courtesy
of the collection of Tim Lopata of The Forge Invitational Musclecar
Classic).


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